Pajaro River Bench Excavation Project

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2012032019
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Pajaro River Bench Excavation Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Agriculture/Commercial Agriculture
Document Description
The project proposes to excavate excess sediment from select locations along the upper terrace benches inside the Pajaro River levees in order to improve the flood carrying capacity of the levee system. The proposed project would create a two-year floodplain to re-establish flow levels at bankfull capacity. The proposed bench excavation project is also specifically designed to relieve the magnitude and severity of potential flooding caused by failure of the Pajaro River levees. Modeling results have determined that a volume up to 336,000 cubic yards could be excavated from eleven locations along 7.5 miles of the levee benches between Highway 1 and Murphy Road Crossing. The excavation sites span 39.1 acres and include nine excavation sites within Santa Cruz County, and two sites within Monterey County.

Contact Information

Name
Todd Sexauer
Agency Name
Santa Cruz County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Watsonville
Counties
Monterey, Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
SR 1 and the Pajaro River
Zip
95076
Total Acres
39.1
Parcel #
Multiple
State Highways
Hwy 1
Railways
UPRR
Airports
Watsonville
Schools
Watsonville High: Pajaro Middle School
Waterways
Pajaro River and Salsipuedes Creek
Township
12S
Range
2E
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (No development proposed)
Local Actions
Land Clearing
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife, GHG
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

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